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How To Use a Shampoo Bar (and why you need to) and a GIVEAWAY!by  

Learning how to use a shampoo bar (and why you need to) was so exciting and it’s because I didn’t really know what to expect or how it would work. I’m so grateful to have found such a natural product from Skinny & Co. that makes my hair healthy and happy! You have to try it, if not for you, at least do it for your hair. 🙂

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4 DIY All-Natural Facial Cleansersby  

Are you on the path to a natural, toxin-free, and healthy lifestyle? If so, we thought these amazing DIY all-natural facial cleanser recipes would be a great place to start. We all have to start somewhere, right, so why not start with our facial cleansing routine (think: Glowing Skin, YAY)? Plus, it’s super easy! 🙂

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How to Use Tea Tree Oil (and Some Favorite Recipes)by  

This is a guide that will help you learn how to use tea tree oil around your home and beyond. We’ve also included some handy recipes to help you.

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How to Make Your Own Natural Makeup #DIYFriday (with Video)by  

Not so long ago, I discovered that you can make your own natural makeup at home. As it turns out, it’s not even that hard: it’s a DIY project that turns into a fun girls’ day for us. We are using mica powder, zinc oxide, and activated charcoal to make our own natural mascara, lip tints, and powders. Basically they are ground minerals that are naturally occurring in the earth. The bonus is that minerals can be beneficial to your skin.

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How to Make Your Own Sunscreen #DIYFridayby  

Here’s how you can make your own sunscreen…and have it as a safe, healthy, all natural alternative to what’s sold in stores.

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Natural Sun Safety and Vitamin Dby  

So if vitamin D is so important, how do you approach natural sun safety? Here are some tips and insights to help you with that!

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DIY All-Natural Lotion to Cure Dry Feetby  

This DIY lotion for dry feet is full of oils and butters that are highly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. It can be used on any dry, cracked skin.

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Top 10 Money-Saving DIYs of the Yearby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer As a kinda crunchy mom, I like to make things from scratch… so long as it’s worth my time and actually SAVES me money in the long run. That’s a tough disclaimer to get over,... Read More

How to Do a Facial Steam with Essential Oilsby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Ever since I was a little girl, I've enjoyed giving myself the occasional "spa night." I would pick a night when I didn't have any lingering chores--or competition for the bathroom--and set the scene for... Read More

Peppermint Detox Bath Soakby  

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer Why don't I do this more often? That's what I ask myself on those rare occasions when I decide to take a bath. Baths aren't the most practical for getting clean quick. Taking one requires... Read More

What? You Want a Box of Baking Soda?by  

By Ann Timm, Contributing Writer "Mom, where's the baking soda?" I got a heartfelt laugh the other night when one of my daughters bounded into my bedroom asking for baking soda. I was a bit confused as she had been... Read More

17 Awesome Ways to Use Castile Soapby  

As a busy wife and mom, I'm a pretty big fan of multi-use products and that makes liquid castile soap a staple in my house. I started using it many years ago. First, I tried it as body wash and liked... Read More

The Best Tips for Using Oils on Face and Hairby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer When I was growing up, the advice we received on skin and hair care was to avoid oil as an ingredient at all costs. This advice wasn't all bad. Many conventional moisturizers contained mineral oil. A non-plant... Read More

How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotionby  

Update: If you want to see how easy this is, be sure to check Ann's updated post, which includes a video! This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the... Read More

Floral Body Scrub (plus gift ideas & DIY links for Mother’s Day!)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer After the depths of winter have passed, skin is often dull and dry. Heated indoor air and lack of moisture are two of the main culprits in creating such thirsty skin. Thankfully it's quick and easy to... Read More

The Top Five Occasions When You Should Take A Detox Bathby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I used to think baths were for kids. Who takes a bath when they can take a speedy shower, after all? However, I have recently gotten over my reservations with taking baths. Change that - I have... Read More

Easy DIY Cuticle Creamby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Cuticles are supposed to be soft. Mine are anything but. Thanks to cold, harsh weather, my cuticles are dry and cracked and messy. But the weather isn't the only reason my cuticles dry out. I find... Read More

Identifying and Avoiding Toxins in Beauty and Personal Care Productsby  

This post was originally published at Simple Organic. Have you ever received a topical prescription from a doctor, such as an anti-fungal or anti-bacterial cream? Or used a topical pain reliever for a mouth sore (or for your baby’s teething)?... Read More

Make a DIY Bath and Body Gift Basket in 30 Minutes or Lessby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Homemade gifts are fun to give, but can seem overwhelming to make.  I'm here to tell you that this does not have to be the case. It's possible to give something made with your own hands without spending... Read More

9 Hair Care Products You Can Make for Yourselfby  

  By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It's routine for me now, but when I think about it I realize that I do a lot of DIY'ing. Mostly with kitchen and bathroom items. Sometimes it even feels as if I’m on a... Read More

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